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Farmers warn post-Brexit trade deal with Australia could hit UK agriculture

NFU says British cattle and sheep farmers will lose out if Australian producers are given tariff-free access

Farmers are warning of “damage” to UK agriculture if Australian beef and lamb producers are granted tariff-free access to the UK as part of the first major post-Brexit trade deal.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) assembled agricultural leaders from all four devolved nations on Tuesday afternoon to voice their concerns amid reports of a split in the cabinet over whether to approve a wide-ranging free trade deal with Australia.

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